Oxford police carry student on stretcher as pro-Gaza protesters occupy university

Police carried a student out of an Oxford University building on Thursday, 23 May, after pro-Palestine protesters organised a sit-in at an office building.

Footage posted online by the Oxford Action for Palestine group showed a person being lifted by officers down the steps of the admin office building in Wellington Square.

Thames Valley Police said 16 people were arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass, including one person who was also arrested on suspicion of common assault.

“We are aware of footage circulating on social media, which show our officers using lawful, proportionate and necessary action in the difficult circumstances they faced,” the force said.

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